Days after the reported death of a Kalol resident while trying to cross the US-Mexico border, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) Gandhinagar, Monday, decided to write to the INTERPOL seeking more details about the incident.
INTERPOL assists law enforcement agencies in each of its195 member countries to combat all forms of transnational crime.
According to media reports from Mexico, Brijkumar Yadav, 38, who worked as an accountant in a private firm in Kalol, allegedly fell off while scaling the Trump Wall on the US-Mexico border near Tijuana, sometime before December 15. Yadav was accompanied by his wife Pooja and their three-year-old son Tanmay while crossing to US, the report said.
The family was in Mexico on a tourist visa, additional DGP (CID, Crime and Railways), RB Brahmbhatt briefed scribes on Monday. While Yadav’s wife Pooja has been hospitalised in San Diego, their son is in a hospital in Tijuana.
“We have got all passport details of Brijkumar Yadav, his wife and their son. We will shortly initiate discussions with INTERPOL,” he added.
According to Yadav’s sister-in-law Sushila, the family left on November 18, saying they were “going on a trip.”
They last heard from Pooja on December 17, saying her husband succumbed to a heart attack. Yadav was a resident of Chhatral area near Kalol in Gandhinagar and hails from Pathak Purwa village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district. While he earned a monthly salary of Rs 15,000, his wife Pooja, worked as a teacher at a private school for Rs 20,000 a month.
“CID is the nodal agency to intimate with the INTERPOL in such cases. All we know is that the family went to Mexico on a tourist visa. The investigation is still going on,” added Brahmbhatt.